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Kvitova defends Connecticut Open title

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final.

It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final.

"It's the first time I've defended a title, it's a really good to have that experience," said Kvitova, who admitted fatigue after the tournament from her battle with mononucleosis. "I feel terrible, but it doesn't matter. I will have day off tomorrow."

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